Tolu (2002)
    by Ormonde Jayne

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    Tolu is a women's fragrance by Ormonde Jayne. The scent was launched in 2002

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    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Genre: Oriental

    Tolu is powdery sweet amber and opopanax composition, seasoned with a potpourri of spices as it ages on the skin. It’s beautiful and well-blended, but for the price it can’t hold a candle to Diptyque’s far more complex Eau Lente, or even Boucheron’s Jaipur Homme EdP. In short, a very well-made, high quality, but ultimately boring fragrance from Ormonde Jayne.

    05 July, 2014

    JackTwist's avatar

    United States United States

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    The sharp, green herbal opening of juniper and clary sage certainly got my attention.

    The rose and muguet seem to only underscore the heavy orchid scent.

    Coming through most strongly in the dry down is the amber, supported by frankincense, tonka and tolu.

    It all adds up to a pleasant scent, which can in whiffs remind one of the complex older classics of the 20s, 30s and 40s - though this is quite a light take on those rich blends.

    Not bad, not great, just nice.

    11th March, 2014

    ChanteusedesIles's avatar

    Canada Canada

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    If you enjoy rich, spicy, smooth and creamy scents with some sweetness, you will not be disappointed. For me this is an incredibly familiar scent that is both comforting and sensual, in every sense of the word. If you have ever spent time in the Canadian wilderness, the opening evokes the aromatic spiciness of the Boreal forest, as well as the amber and floral sweetness of rose and lily of the valley. This woody oriental is airy and profound at the same time, beautiful, just like walking into a clearing and seeing a stag illuminated through the trees for a moment, until he gone back into the forest again.

    17 February, 2014

    iivanita's avatar

    Croatia Croatia

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    this is strong balsamic floral, with beautiful olibanum note, that is smoking has this powdery-aldehidyc wibe....tolu balsam makes it more exotic, just perfectly balanced sweetnes enriched by other sweet notes that remind of vanilla...but its more complex and balmy...

    and the heart of the composition is orchid!! that makes it in a way unique...there are not so many perfumes with that exotic note..its like spiced up rose...but never raw, never overpowering, just perfect measure

    i love the opening...and dont smell anything animalic in it, its more exotic then animalic, the dry down chnages to powdery as time progress

    among my top 5 feminine scents of all times :)

    21st February, 2013

    Francop's avatar

    Spain Spain

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    Gorgeous, Rich, Resinous, Spicy and Warm composition from a lady who knows how to create an unforgettable scent that will stay with you for a lifetime.

    I initially tried a sample from the discovery set and immediately fell in love with it; ordered a bottle and have since enjoyed many winter nights enveloped in this deep scent made with tolu, muguet (I love this note present at the beginning), rose, amber and frankincense notes.

    I have also tried a mini candle, courtesy of the Ormonde Jayne Boutique in Bond Street which is absolutely lovely and hypnotic.

    I shall be getting the travel spray set to be able to enjoy the scent while on my travels.

    I do look forward to many years of pleasure surrounded by this beautiful perfume.

    Excellent longevity and sillage.

    Double thumbs up!

    Thank You...x

    19 January, 2013 (Last Edited: 22 January, 2013)

    maiglöckchen's avatar

    Germany Germany

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    Tolu will always be softer, smoother, creamier, better matched and more refined than anything it might remind you of. A smell as velvety as a toddler´s nape.

    03 January, 2012

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